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Resource ID: #12735
Subject: Education
Source: Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.)



When The Clarion Ledger performed a computer-assisted analysis of the Mississippi public school district performances on a new statewide standardized test, it immediately noticed that one of the Jackson district's 37 elementaries stuck out. Woodville Heights Elementary is traditionally a poor performer on standardized tests, yet the analysis showed it as the highest scoring. The Department of Education began an investigation in direct response to the Ledger's findings. The district concluded tests were altered after they left the hands of the children. (March 3 - 10, April 1, Aug. 22)

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